3 April 2016

Anatomical Theatre: ‘Theatre of Life and Death’

Anatomical Theatre: ‘Theatre of Life and Death’

Museum Boerhaave owns a replica of the Leiden Anatomical Theatre that opened in 1597. Public dissections were held here and rarities such as skeletons, mummies and Roman antiquities were displayed. Under the direction of curator Tim Huisman, who graduated from Leiden University in 2009 having written his thesis on the history of the Anatomical Theatre, the original function of the Anatomical Theatre is being restored. As an introduction to the collection of Museum Boerhaave, the Anatomical Theatre uses holographic techniques to allow the public to experience what an anatomy lesson would have been like. Ammodo supports the Anatomical Theatre: Theatre of Life and Death to contribute to the opening up of the historical scientific collection of Museum Boerhaave through contemporary techniques.

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The renewed Anatomical Theatre, Museum Boerhaave Leiden